Scout Spotlight: Deschutes River

Scout Spotlight: Deschutes River

BendBroadband created the Scout Spotlight to thank those who help our community to grow and thrive. This month’s Scout Spotlight is The Deschutes River Committee — Enjoy. Protect. Respect.

The Deschutes River Committee seeks to raise public awareness to encourage locals and visitors to practice river stewardship, enjoy the river safely, and protect the habitat of the Deschutes River.

Here is our Scout Spotlight video on The Deschutes River Committee.

In addition, the Enjoy Protect Respect campaign strives to increase community involvement in enhancing the overall health and usability of the Deschutes River. The Enjoy Protect Respect team believes that active engagement in river stewardship and respectful floating behavior are at the core of long-term river conservation and protection.

Every summer boaters, stand-up paddlers, floaters, and swimmers flock to the river for activities. About 250,000 floaters pass through Bend each summer. As a result, hundreds of pounds of garbage and unsecured personal belongings made their way into the river.

The Enjoy Protect Respect movement is calling on all river-goers to do their part. Let’s work together to promote a safe, responsible, and fun river experience that our community can enjoy for many years to come

How Can You Help?

  • Enjoy the river safely by wearing a life jacket and securing all of your gear properly
  • Protect the river by picking up your trash and belongings
  • Respect the river by only entering and exiting in specified approved access points

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